Bioinformatics 101 Course

This course is offered by the ICBR Bioinformatics Core, the UF Health Cancer Center Biostatistics & Quantitative Sciences Shared Resource (BQS SR)  and the University of Florida Health Science Center Library.

An introduction to methods and tools for Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) analysis, this six-lecture course covers next-generation Sequencing data generation and computational analysis. Hands-on exercises will be performed using HiPerGator. This course is not for credit, but those who complete it will receive a certificate.

Download the  Bioinformatics 101 Class Flyer and see below for the course syllabus and schedule.

Register by February 7, no fee required. Once registered, you may attend selected lectures at your discretion.


  • Alberto Riva
    ICBR Bioinformatics Core and UFHCC BQS SR (coordinator)
  • Brad Barbazuk
    ICBR Bioinformatics Core and UFHCC BQS SR
  • Tongjun Gu
    ICBR Bioinformatics Core and UFHCC BQS SR
  • Rhonda Bacher
    Department of Biostatistics and UFHCC BQS SR
  • Ana Conesa
    Department of Microbiology and Cell Science and UFHCC BQS SR

Course Schedule

Classes are held the following Mondays from 4 – 5:30 p.m. in the HSC Library Computer Lab, Room C1-121 (Communicore Building).


Date Topic Instructors
February 10, 2020 Introduction to Next-Gen Sequencing Techniques Brad Barbazuk
February 24, 2020 Introduction to HiPerGator Alrberto Riva & Tongjun Gu
March 9, 2020 Basic NGS analysis Alrberto Riva & Tongjun Gu
March 23, 2020 NGS analysis Alrberto Riva & Tongjun Gu
March 30, 2020 Single-cell analysis Rhonda Bacher
April 6, 2020 Advanced applications Ana Conesa

For more information, please contact Alberto Riva.